Is Your HOA Supposed to Call 811 for You?

construction projects - call before you dig

While homeowners have the responsibility of discussing and asking for permission from their Homeowners Association (HOA) in some cases, before beginning a project that would require digging around their properties, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to call before you dig in Fort Collins in order to have the property checked for any underground utilities that could be damaged by the excavation work.

Your HOA in this case is not the one dealing with the project and managing it. As the person in charge of the project, you know all about when the digging is supposed to start, so you are in the best position to notify the utility experts about all the details of your construction or landscaping project and call them to have the area checked out.

Before calling, it’s important to prepare some basic information to provide when making your request. This will include basic contact information, such as your name, address, city and state, as well as the name of the nearest intersecting street, the date, time and location of the excavation period, the description of the area on your property where you will be digging, and the type of work that will be done. Armed with this information, the Fort Collins utility experts you call will know exactly what to check and how to proceed when marking the areas that are off limits.